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It has been a beautiful day here in Ava today, but tomorrow is suppose to be colder, but I’m sure we will keep warm in our church basement as we do our quilting.
I appreciate the Douglas County Herald for the nice gift we received for writing our church news. I wasn’t expecting anything and it came as a thoughtful surprise for Christmas.
We appreciate the churches for providing cakes for birthdays at our local Heart of the Ozarks Healthcare Center. Once a month those having birthdays are celebrated. It was Faith Rock Church turn last week. We appreciate it, Ella, Barbara, Susan, Betty, Wanda and myself for providing the cakes. Susan and Ella and I stayed and helped serve them. The nursing home always provides the drinks and ice cream for all. They had lots of good music provided by our regular musicians that help each month.
Pastor Benny Dewitt brought a good Sunday morning message from Deuteronomy 5:7-21. It was about the ten commandments that are still in effect today.
The ladies teen challenge will be here to speak the first Sunday in February. From what I heard this is a very good program for our young ladies in need of help. My sister, Lorene Byrd, at Mountain Grove told me they were at the Methodist Church there last Sunday for morning service and gave their testimonies and it was a very good service.
We had a very annointed service Sunday night with Sister Loretta preaching from Luke 11:29-30 and others. In Genesis she preached about bringing Lot out of Sodom and Gomorrah because of this wickedness the city was destroyed and in Jonah 3: How the city was saved, even though they were very wicked when Jonah preached to them they repented with sackcloth and ashes and even their animals had sackcloth and ashes and they weren’t to eat or drink water. They knew God meant business when Jonah preached there in Ninevah and verse 9 in Jonah says “Who can tell if God will turn and repent and turn away from his fierce anger, that we perish not. America could learn a lesson from them.
We had quite a few visitors Sunday night with lots of special singing. Our newlyweds, Bro. Roland and Carlene Carson, are back from Tennessee now. We had missed them and missed his guitar playing and singing. Our pastors are proud of their new son-in-law. I kinda like my sons-in-laws too.
Our evening services start at 5 p.m. now until we change our time back. If you like a good spirit filled service, come out at 5 and then still have time to go to your home church service.
I heard yesterday that Arthur Levan had passed away. We were sorry to hear that. Nancy Levan had asked us to pray for him when he first heard he had cancer. They had helped us quilters on several occassions and showed us kindness when we were needing quilting materials and he will be missed very much by family and friends.
We had lots of prayer request and want to especially remember Doug Ingram. They were part of Faith Rock at one time and we loved hearing Doug sing. They’re good people. We also want to pray for Bro. Darrell Hesterlee’s sister who has cancer and Sis. Betty Hesterles’s step-brother, Jimmy Veets of Mansfield who has cancer.
God bless you all!